We Are Khaloom
Khaloom is an India based textile design and production house that offers hand woven fabrics made from recycled yarns.
Based in the middle of the weaver’s colony in Bangalore, India, Khaloom’s vision is to preserve the craft of handweaving while promoting the use of upcycled textiles.
Khaloom is led by a great sales team in India and Europe, with Hema Ramakrishnan, based in Bangalore, being responsible for the sales & operations in India and Elze van Veenendaal, based in the Netherlands, responsible for our international clients.
They work together with a great team that helps them run the daily business. Khaloom stands for an open hiring policy based on people’s qualities and not their gender, religion or caste.
We should change the way we think about the textile industry and what we should except as producer and consumer. We are consuming resources at an alarming rate and recycling methods can help us using less.
Cutting waste from industries and clothes are discarded, but still with high value. The waste is shredded mechanically into fibersand spun into yarns (post-industrial recycled and post-consumer recycled respectively). These beautiful yarns are constructed by us into upcycled textiles.
Khaloom was founded by Enviu, Sympany, and Nanditha Sulur. Enviu is an international venture building studio that builds world changing ventures with the mission to bring systemic change. Sympany is a Netherlands based innovative recycler and textile waste collector, who invests its proﬁts in starting new projects that contribute to a sustainable textile industry.
Khaloom honours traditional craftsman. Their unique skills are celebrated and preserved by providing work opportunities relevant in today’s age. We work with the deepest sense of respect for the artisans by celebrating their culture and for the environment by the recycled materials they work with. Perfect Imperfection is the key to KHALOOM’s aesthetics. The fabrics being hand woven possess a unique look that remind us of the beauty found in nature. The hand-woven fabrics are made from recycled yarns that let us connect ancient traditions with today’s need for sustainability and circularity.